Profile of a 21st Century Graduate

An Effective Communicator and Collaborator:

  • Writes effectively and clearly in a variety of personal, social, educational, and career related activities.

  • Demonstrates a variety of oral skills listening, gathering information, persuading, and evaluating.

  • Discriminates between fact and opinion and recognizes bias in reading and listening situations.

  • Provides and receives feedback respectfully.

  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams, both as a member and a leader.

  • Exercises flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal.

  • Demonstrates ability to present information before an audience.

  • Examines how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors.

A Successful Problem Solver:

  • Collects, organizes, interprets, and analyzes information in order to form personal opinions, support ideas and opinions with relevant information, and make decisions.

  • Knows how to use appropriate resources to help make an informed oral or written presentation of ideas.

  • Understands the dynamics of change and is able to adapt to change appropriately and responsibly.

  • Uses various types of reasoning as appropriate to the situation.

  • Sees and analyzes relationships, themes, and patterns.

  • Interprets information and draws conclusions based on the best analysis.

  • Reflects critically on learning experiences and processes.

  • Accesses information efficiently and effectively.

  • Manages the flow of information from a wide variety of sources.

A Responsible Person:

  • Demonstrates basic fundamentals of good health.

  • Demonstrates a responsible attitude in decision making.

  • Sets long- and short-term goals and takes the steps to achieve them in a reasonable time frame.

  • Values hard work and is tenacious about academic excellence.

  • Demonstrates a solid work ethic in pursuit of academic excellence.

  • Makes appropriate personal economic choices.

  • Demonstrates empathy for people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Is a self-directed, independent, lifelong learner.

  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity.

  • Acts with resilience and persistence when facing challenges.

  • Builds and maintains healthy relationships.

  • Manages time and projects effectively.

An Engaged Global and Domestic Citizen:

  • Engages in environmental stewardship.

  • Understands civic and moral values and cultural/social differences.

  • Demonstrates tolerance and respect for others.

  • Values cultural diversity.

  • Participates actively in the democratic process.

  • Contributes to the local and global community’s well-being.

  • Appreciates a wide variety of ideas and multiple perspectives.

  • Appreciates the arts.